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Here you'll find quizzes on all sorts of aspects of the English language ranging from vocabulary, word origins, spelling, to the history of English.   

There are 1,513 quizzes and 15,130 trivia questions in this category.
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folder Borrowed Words and Phrases (51 quizzes) folder Etymology (117)
folder Grammatical and Lexical Items (70) folder Idioms and Proverbs (222, 1 new)
folder Language Use (166) folder Spelling Bee (77)
folder Varieties of English (185) folder Vocabulary (617, 1 new)
Meet Tom Swifty

Do you like puns? So you'll like this peculiar kind of word play called Tom Swifty. Explanation given in the first question.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 13 07
53595 plays
The Evil Essay

As an English instructor, I spend a good deal of my life helping people write essays. See if you already know the basics of essay writing--or, as I call it, "The Evil Essay".
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 04 08
9171 plays
Become a Better Writer

Everyone needs to write sometimes. You might have to dispute a bill in writing or compose a self-evaluation. Or, you just might want to write a quiz at FunTrivia! Learn a few basics to becoming a better writer.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 28 08
5829 plays
Fun with Words

This quiz will deal with some unique properties of words, obscure word facts and uncommon words.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 23 10
5541 plays
I Can Has Cheeseburger?

A little hodge-podge about some words in the English language and why they can be so daunting to foreigners, small children, native speakers, farm animals, etc. (In response to an author's challenge)
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 23 10
6384 plays
Words and Symbols

Here is a quiz to see if you know the following useless, yet interesting information, about some of the oddities of the English language.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 27 05
13359 plays
How Much Do You Really Know about Full?

The word 'full' sounds at first like the opposite of 'empty'. It appears, however, in a lot of other contexts. This quiz will try to point some ways to see 'full' in a lot of new ways.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Nov 13 12
3354 plays
Meet Tom Swifty again.

My preceding Tom Swifty quiz had an unexpected success and many quiz maniacs asked for more.
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 25 07
6042 plays
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